exhibitions

THERE IS A PAIN - SO UTTER

CURATED BY BETH CAIRD
26.04.2018 – 26.05.2018

There is a pain - so utter
Curated by Beth Caird
Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6-8pm 26 April
Location: Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

Taking its name from the title and first line of an Emily Dickinson poem 'There is a pain - so utter' takes as a fluid and amorphic genesis, ideas of doubt, retreat, openness, transparency and dialogue. Instigated by current Gertrude Studio Artist Beth Caird, the selection of artists reflects her research into strategies of withdrawal and reluctance to pose questions around what it is to create work, what it is to be an artist and not create work, what it is to be human and what it may be to be human together. Referencing Lee Lozano’s iconic work / anti-work Dropout Piece (1969-1972), in which the artist committed to a period of time of not making art and consciously withdrawing from the art world, the artists in There is a pain - so utter individually and collectively consider what it might be to absent one’s own voice, and to reflect vulnerability and transformation as an artistic gesture and to work as a strategy to disrupt the proclivity toward constant making and participation.

'There is a pain - so utter' presents new and recent works by: Hana Pera Aoake (Tainui, Ngāti Raukawa, Aotearoa/NZ), Beth Collar (UK), Erin Crouch (AU), Brian Fuata (AU), J*, Spencer Lai (AU), Claudia Pharés (AU), Alice McIntosh(AU), Ander Rennick (AU), current Gertrude Studio Artist Isadora Vaughan (AU), Faith Wilson (Aotearoa/NZ and Canada), and Grace Wood (UK). 

 

*J cannot be identified as they are currently completing a sentence at a Victorian correctional centre.

DEANNE BUTTERWORTH
31.05.2018 – 30.06.2018

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6-8pm 31 May
Location: Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

SIMON ZORIC
05.07.2018 – 04.08.2018

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6-8pm 5 July
Location: Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

REBECCA AGNEW
09.08.2018 – 08.09.2018

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6-8pm 9 August
Location: Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

MATHIEU BRIAND
13.09.2018 – 13.10.2018

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6-8pm 13 September
Location: Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood

MARK SHORTER
18.10.2018 – 17.11.2018

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 6-8pm 18 October
Location: Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood